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Anything over 2 inches will be risky. You will have to taper the entire pants, not just the waist if you go that route. Just keep in mind that the alternation will be costly.
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How much can a pant be taken in and still look good? My only grey flannels are 38" but I anticipate wanting to tailor them down to at least a 36" at some point this Winter. I imagine that going from 38" to 34" would be impractical if even possible.


Very much depends on the skill of the alterations tailor and fabric ! Two inches  is generally a safe bet but if they fit generally fine everywhere else but the waist, it is possible to go down a further two.

 

It is expensive though. I even contemplated going out and getting my own singer machine because i had forked out quite a bit on alterations this year with the reverse problem (weight gain).

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Haha. It makes me think of Run the Jewels but that's only because that's what it is and I really like their music.

 

This guy knows his shit. And Mr. Six, credit to you for (another) RTJ avatar. 

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I suspect Mr Six was referring more to the inside thighs - they are draping in swags, which in my understanding is usually from having too much material through the seat/crotch area. Which could itself be a consequence of the weight drop you mentioned, hence not PJ's fault.

I have the same issue now - I've lost 6kg and many of my trousers need to be taken in, not just at the waist but also through the seat. Had three pairs so altered last week and now they hang cleanly through the inner thigh. Your trousers should be a similarly easy fix, and well worth pursuing.

Interesting that PJohnson - an Aussie mob - are doing trunk shows in the States. WTF! I believe that only their top line (er, Napoli?) is made in Italy. The Roma would have been manufactured in China. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as long as both design and quality control are firmly in the hands of foreigners. (Sorry if this sounds racist - it probably is - but seven years living there turned me into a realist.)

Yeah, this is even after a little work in the pants. Met with them Tuesday and they did some rush alts so I could try it on again Wednesday. I took off a full inch in my waist between fittings which caused multiple issues. I didn't want them to alter it too slim given I can fluctuate +/- 8 lbs in a given month.

Roma line is made in...wait for it...Rome. They did recently switch for the top line so Luciano is no longer making it.
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@Bill, you also have to take into account where the pockets are going to end up. I think the reason it gets expensive to do more than two inches, is they have to take material from 3 seems to make sure the pockets don't end up too close together, or too far apart (going the other way).  And yes, they'd certainly have to be tapered, so you are looking at basically all the major seems on the pant. if they are a high enough quality pant (and expensive enough) it still might be worth it, but if we're talking, like, anywhere between $100 and $200, you might start to think about getting a new pair instead.

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Very much depends on the skill of the alterations tailor and fabric ! 

 

 

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@Bill, you also have to take into account where the pockets are going to end up. 

 

Thanks Guys. I'm looking forward to some time away from having a job and am confident that I can take off ~20 pounds during the time off to get back to the weight I should be at.

 

KT, I did wonder how the pocket issue would be managed so I appreciate your answer as that explains it.

 

The good news is that I only own 1 pair of higher end (Samuelsohn) pants so my tailoring bill won't get out of hand. I am confident in the fabric, construction and tailor though as the same guy has gotten some nice results fixing the shoulders on a couple of Samuelsohn jackets for me. I'll wait until after I slim down to start investing in more pants. 

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I want a tie made out of that navy seersucker fabric. Jacket would be nice too.
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Bringing this from WAYWT 

 

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Noice.  Collar is a bit too cutaway for a sports jacket fit imo, but fit is elegant all the same.

 

 Is this really a thing? I like wearing spread/cutaways more casually because sometimes they can stand up/look better without a jacket (doesn't "fly-away" like some of the less-spread collars), and are more formal that BDs (which i only wear for super casual shirts)

 

 

Yes.  Cutaway is a more formal collar.    Think of those winged collars from the Edwardian era.  I get a profound sense of dissonance when I see one worn with a sports coat. 

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Interesting that PJohnson - an Aussie mob - are doing trunk shows in the States. WTF! 

My understanding is they just opened a showroom in NYC. I plan to pay them a visit.

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My understanding is they just opened a showroom in NYC. I plan to give them a visit.

Yes. Visit Remy in the Soho location for all your PJohnson needs.
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Ok, thanks!

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Why madders : (

 

 

This reminded me of Tweedy's bold stripes from a few weeks ago-

 

cashmere stripes. mmmm

 

 

and from Kingsman...

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Why madders : (

 

 

Because they're the best? :D

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This reminded me of Tweedy's bold stripes from a few weeks ago-

cashmere stripes. mmmm


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